Please note that full details are not always available at the outset of a situation. Information and updates are posted as received. All general disruption posts are sorted by timeframe. Urgent notices such as power outages or snowfall information are posted at the top.

If your building is currently not accessible, please visit the Human Resources (HR) website to learn more about what to do during disruptions to the workplace.

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COVID updates

UM COVID-19 Updates

  • Posted: April 21, 2020
  • Timeframe: April 21, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description: Operations and Maintenance updates regarding COVID-19

Fort Garry/Bannatyne Campus

  • Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Timeframe: June 10, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description:

    Fort Garry Campus Domestic Water Systems

    Limit water consumption for less used Fort Garry campus buildings

    The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus buildings have been primarily closed for the past few weeks and months. With a prolonged closure, some under utilized water systems could result in discoloured, foul smelling, stagnant water due to a lack of water flow and the water sitting in the galvanized pipes.

    It is highly recommended that any buildings that have not been used routinely over the past few months make limited use of the water for consumption. As a precautionary measure, many of the water dispensers in low use buildings were disabled or signed “Out of Service” to avoid inadvertent use.

    Bannatyne Campus has remained flushed and in use for the majority of the shutdown, so is considered to be an acceptable quality and operational.

    If building occupants experience discoloured or foul smelling water, they are recommended to take the following actions:

  • Avoid using the water at this time.
  • Bring water from home or purchase bottled water for consumption.
  • Do not use discolored water for any purposes that require clean water (e.g., preparing food and beverages, laundry).
  • Follow the City of Winnipeg guidelines for discoloured water https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/water/discolouredfaq.stm.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Customer Service Desk at 204-474-6281 or http://umanitoba.ca/campus/physical_plant/adminss/maintreq.html

    During COVID-19 there is restricted access to U of M facilities. Please contact John Dodd at EHS to discuss any sensitive equipment that needs to be checked on and how we can do that in a safe manner with the fewest people coming onto campus. John Dodd B.A., CRM, CBCP, CRSP, Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Cell: 204-290-4631, Office: 204-474-9083, Email: john.dodd@umanitoba.ca

Building and construction notices

UPDATED: St John’s College

  • Posted: September 29, 2020
  • Last updated: March 30, 2021
  • Timeframe: October 2, 2020 to April 30, 2021
  • Location: Chapel – Exterior south stairs
  • Categories: Building/Service Access
  • Description:

    Friday, October 2nd to Thursday, December 31st, 2020, the exterior stairs south of St John’s College Chapel will be replaced, see photo. Please use alternate stairs north of the residence building for this period.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Andrew Lovatt, 204-298-2639, andrew.lovatt@umanitoba.ca

University Crescent – Steam Line Repair

  • Posted: January 20, 2021
  • Timeframe: January 19, 2021
  • Location: University Crescent – Northbound between Ellis and Animal Science Buildings
  • Categories: Construction
  • Description:

    A steam line is under repair on northbound University Crescent between the Ellis Building and Animal Science/Entomology. See attached map (PDF). Traffic in the area is narrowed to one lane around the construction site. Steam may be visible at times. Please note that this is not smoke.
    Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians as required. Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.
    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Vanessa Jukes at (204) 996-5489.

Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.

  • Posted: April 7, 2021

  • Location(s): Entire Building

  • Timeframe (est.): Fire Alarm Testing - Thursday, 04/15/2021 - 06:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

  • Category: Fire Alarm Testing

  • Overview: Please be advised that Physical Plant will be doing Fire Alarm Testing Thursday, 04/15/2021 - 06:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

    During the fire alarm test, fire bells/horns will be pulsed for 5 seconds repetitively. It is important to note that if a true fire alarm happens to coincide with fire alarm testing, fire bells/horns will stop pulsing and will ring continuously, thereby indicating that you must exit the building and follow established evacuation procedures. Once again, pulsating fire alarm bells/horns indicate legislated, fire alarm testing by Physical Plant and do not require evacuation.

    Alarms will not ring in Animal facilities.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to: Chris Green, 204-272-3078

Apotex Centre

  • Posted: April 8, 2021

  • Location(s):   Building Wide Fire Alarm/Bell Strobe Testing 

  • Timeframe (est.):  Friday, 04/16/2021 between the hours of 07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.

  • Category:  Fire Alarm Testing 

  • Overview: Scheduled fire alarm bell/strobe testing is taking place this Friday, 04/16/2021 between the hours of 07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.  

    During the fire alarm test, fire bells/horns will be pulsed for 5 seconds repetitively. It is important to note that if a true fire alarm happens to coincide with fire alarm testing, fire bells/horns will stop pulsing and will ring continuously, thereby indicating that you must exit the building and follow established evacuation procedures. Once again, pulsating fire alarm bells/horns indicate legislated, fire alarm testing by Physical Plant and do not require evacuation.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Chris Green, 204-272-3078
     

Brodie Centre/JBRC

  • Posted: April 8, 2021

  • Location(s): Entire Building

  • Timeframe (est.): Friday, 04/16/2021 - 06:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

  • Category: Fire Alarm Testing 

  • Overview: Please be advised that Physical Plant will be doing Fire Alarm Testing, Friday, 04/16/2021 between the hours of 06:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

    Please ignore the fire alarm testing signal during this period. If a true fire happens to coincide with fire alarm testing, you will hear verbal notification. 

    Alarms will not ring in Animal facilities until scheduled in advance

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Chris Green, 204-272-3078

Isbister Building  

  • Posted: April 9, 2021

  • Location(s): Rooms 231, 231A, 231 cor, 231A cor, 231B cor, 231C cor

  • Timeframe (est): Monday April 12th  to Friday, June 4th, 2021 – Monday to Friday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 AM 

  • Category: Supply, Return and Exhaust Fan Shutdown

  • Overview: Monday April 12th  to Friday, June 4th, 2021 – Monday to Friday - 5:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Supply, Return and Exhaust Fans AHU1 and AHU2 will be shut down nightly for abatement.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Mark Ager, 204-228-4664.

Fletcher Argue

  • Posted: April 9, 2021

  • Location(s): West Stair Courtyard

  • Timeframe (est): Friday, April 16th, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

  • Category: Access Shutdown

  • Overview: On Friday, April 16th, 2021 SSU Engineering and Paddock Drilling will be drilling two test holes for the geotechnical investigation related to the Fletcher Argue West Stair Courtyard Redevelopment project.  Work on site will begin at 9:00am, the drilling will last 2 to 3 hours in total.  Please see attached site plan and photos identifying the location for the test holes.  Locates for underground services have been performed.  At no time will traffic on Chancellor Circle or access to the Fletcher Argue building be disrupted.  The site will be secure and a spotter will be on site to ensure the site is safe.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Andrew Sinclair, 204-229-8809.

Armes Building

  • Posted: April 9, 2021

  • Building(s):Armes Building  

  • Location(s): Armes Corridor - 100 Level including all Lecture Theatres

  • Timeframe (est): Monday April 12th to  Sunday, May 16th, 2021

  • Category: Access Shutdown

  • Overview: Monday April 12th to  Sunday, May 16th, 2021 due to abatement work, there will be no access to Armes Corridor 100 on level 100 (see link for details).  Stairways within the corridor are also closed.  Alternate access is available via level 200, directly above. During this duration all lecture theatres in Armes will be closed with no access.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Jason Kasper, 204-223-7189.
     

Dentistry

  • Posted: April 15, 2021

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: April 15, 2021 to May 15, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Category: Electrical Panel Identification

  • Overview: : Please be advised Physical Plant Staff will be entering rooms to identify and relabel electrical outlets and equipment to meet current Canadian Electrical Code standards. 

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green Chris.Green@umanitoba.ca 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

Apotex

  • Posted: April 15, 2021

  • Location: Entire Building

  • Timeframe: SATURDAY, 04/17/2021 FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M.

  • Category: Emergency Power Outage

  • Overview: : Please be advised the emergency power to the Apotex building will be shut off  SATURDAY, 04/17/2021 from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. to facilitate repairs to the emergency power automatic transfer switch. All emergency loads including Elevators, fume hoods, freezers, fridges, ventilation, lighting and any lab equipment associated with emergency power will be without power. Normal power will not be affected by this shut down. During the power shut down the card access system may fail due to the drain on the back up batteries supplying power to the system, if this occurs and you require access please contact Security Services @ 204-789-3330 .                                                  

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to  Chris Green: 204-272-3078 or 204 230-2258

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